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Physics

Graduates

Classes of 1990 – 2013

We provide this list to tell current students and prospective students about the wide range of interesting activities our graduates pursue. Some of the most recent graduates still are formulating their plans, so please scroll down the page to see what physics majors and astrophysics majors do 5 or 10 years after graduating from Williams.

The list is most accurate for a year or two after graduation. In some cases, we have been able to provide more up-to-date information. If you are a Williams alumnus or alumna who majored in physics or in astrophysics and would like for us to update your listing or to link to your homepage, please send e-mail to Professor Jeff Strait.

Class of 2013 Physics

  • Ari S. Benjamin: Teaching chemistry at Atid School, Mexico City
  • Gregory D. Eusden: Employed as a consultant, The Parthenon Group, Boston
  • Dylan P. Gilbert: Ph.D. program in physics, University of California at San Diego
  • Mir Henglin:  Employed as a data analyst, Marketing Evolution, Boston
  • Julian M. Hess:
  • David A. Kealhofer: Ph.D. program in physics, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Andrew R. Kelly:
  • Christina P. Knapp: Ph.D. program in physics, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Gabriel M. Lewis: Employed as a backpacking trip leader; then hiking the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Joshua A. R. Revkin: Designing a new rudder for racing sail boats
  • Nathan A. Schine: Ph.D. program in physics, University of Chicago
  • Benjamin B. Seiler: Employed at Goldman Sachs, New York City
  • Charles H. Sellars: Employed as an analyst, The Research Board, New York City
  • Roshan Sharma: Ph.D. program in applied mathematics, Columbia University
  • Olivia B. Uhlman:  Teaching at St. Sebastian’s School, Needham, MA
  • Qiao Zhang: Ph.D. program in computer science, University of Washington

Class of 2013 Astrophysics

  • Alyssa C. M. Barlis: Ph.D. program in physics & astronomy, University of Pennsylvania
  • Muzhou Lu: Teaching math & physics at Barrie School, Silver Spring, MD
  • Alice A. Sady: Ph.D. program in physics, Johns Hopkins University

Class of 2012 Physics

  • Victoria F. Borish:  Physics research with Anton Zeilinger, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Joel T. Clemmer:  Volunteer at a blood bank in South Sudan, through the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health;  then Ph.D. program in physics, Johns Hopkins University
  • Thomas N. Crawford:  Ph.D. program in mathematics, Boston College
  • Maia D. Dickinson:  Employed at Weston Solutions, an environmental consulting firm, Anchorage, AK
  • Richard D. Fusco:  Employed at Joule Assets, an energy consulting company, Bedford Hills, NY
  • Marni L. Jacobs:  M.Ed., Tufts University, while teaching science at Codman Academy Charter Public School, Dorchester, MA
  • Stephanie A. Jensen:  Employed at a consulting firm in Boston
  • Murat Kologlu:  Ph.D. program in physics, Caltech
  • Peter S. Mertz:  Employed at e4sciences, an environmental engineering company in CT
  • Margaret G. Robinson:  Post-Bachelor Fellowship at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Michael S. Ryan:  Employed at Booz Allen Hamilton, a technical consulting firm in the Washington, DC, area
  • Takuto Sato:  Employed at InterSystems, a healthcare software company, Cambridge, MA
  • Anders E. Schneider:  Teaching physics in Houston, TX
  • Liyang Zhang:  Ph.D. program in mathematics, Yale University

Class of 2012 Astrophysics

  • Matthew W. Hosek, Jr.:  Ph.D. program in astronomy, University of Hawaii
  • Aven E. King:  Employed as a scuba diving instructor, Kaloa, HI
  • Benjamin M. Oliva: Assistant baseball coach, Williams College
  • Taryn R. Siegel:  Employed at Epic, a healthcare software company, WI

Class of 2011 Physics

  • Antoniya A. Aleksandrova:  Herchel Smith fellow, Ph.D. program in physics, University of Cambridge, England
  • Peter K. Gottlieb:  M.S. program in mechanical engineering, Stanford University
  • Leah L. Hurwich:  Employed at Raytheon, Waltham, MA
  • Nathaniel J. Lim:  graduate study in mechanical engineering, Boston University; then software developer, Fiksu, Boston
  • Antonio T. Lorenzo:  Laboratory instructor, Williams College; then Ph.D. program in optical sciences, University of Arizona
  • Douglas O. Onyango:  4/2 program in mechanical engineering, Columbia University; then employed as project engineer, CaraFlow, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Samyam Rajbhandari:  Ph.D. program in computer science, Ohio State University
  • Todd Elliot Schrock:  Ph.D. program in mathematics, New York University
  • Rebecca C. Sullivan:  NYC Teaching Fellow, New York, NY
  • David A. Thompson:  Employed as a consultant, Bain & Company, Boston
  • Hai Zhou:  Employed as a software engineer, Bon’App, Cambridge, MA

Class of 2011 Astrophysics

  • David O. Oakley:  Ph.D. program in geosciences, Pennsylvania State University
  • Hillary A. Walker:  Ph.D. program in English, University of California, Davis

Class of 2010 Physics

  • Christopher A. Chudzicki: Ph.D. program in physics, M.I.T.
  • Yang Du: Ph.D. program in economics, Harvard University
  • Steven R. Jackson: Ph.D. program in physics, Princeton University
  • Christopher P. Liguori
  • Alexandre D. Massicotte: M.S./Ph.D. program in mechanical engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Anne M. O’Leary: Ph.D. program in earth and atmospheric sciences, Princeton University
  • Mathew K. Obengo: Teaching math and science at Covenant Preparatory School, Hartford, CT
  • Olufolajimi “Jimi” Oke: Teaching science at Pennington School, Pennington, NJ;  then Ph.D. program in civil engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • Scott W. Olesen: Herchel Smith fellow, University of Cambridge, England; then Ph.D. program in biological engineering, M.I.T.;  N.S.F. Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Shirish Poudyal:  Medical school, University of Chicago
  • Joseph M. Skitka: M.S./Ph.D program in mechanical engineering, Oregon State University
  • Farkhondeh “Farry” Taraz: Teaching at a charter school in New York City

Class of 2010 Astrophysics

  • Alexander M. Crowell:  Ph.D. program in molecular and cellular biology, Dartmouth College
  • Katherine M. DuPré: Engineering Leadership Development Program, BAE Systems, Nashua, NH
  • Paul L. Fraulo:  Teaching at Qatar Leadership Academy
  • Marcus J. Freeman: Ph.D. program in astrophysics, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Emma M. M. Lehman: N.A.S.A. Academy, Marshall Space Flight Center; then researcher with the Solar Dynamics Observatory at Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory; then employed at Skybox Imaging, a Silicon Valley startup that will launch small satellites
  • Robert F. Smith: J.D. program, Georgetown University Law School

Class of 2009 Physics

  • David R. Aitoro:  Trading commodities in Chicago
  • Carl Fred Brasz: Ph.D. program in mechanical engineering, Princeton University
  • Huajie “Charles” Cao: Ph.D. program in physics, Princeton University
  • Stefan A. Elrington: Employed as a research assistant, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston; then Ph.D. program in physics, Yale University
  • Michael S. Gerbush: Ph.D. program in computer science, University of Texas at Austin
  • Teng Jian Khoo: Herchel Smith fellow, Ph.D. program in physics, University of Cambridge, England
  • Daniel O. King: Teaching mathematics at Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
  • Alexander C. Kramer: Employed as a programmer, Wellington Management, Marlboro, MA
  • Patty Liao: Dual M.S. program in mechanical engineering and energy policy, University of Michigan; then senior analyst specializing in solar power plant projects, Black & Veatch
  • William E. McClain: Ph.D. program in chemistry, Princeton University
  • Nagarajan “Sandy” Nandagopal: Ph.D. program in bioengineering, Caltech;  Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship
  • Scott G. Smedinghoff: Music director at the First Baptist Church, Bennington, VT;  then Ph.D. program in mathematics, Dartmouth College

Class of 2008 Physics

  • Grant W. Burgess: Employed at Google, Boston
  • Nathan M. Cook: Ph.D. program in physics, SUNY Stony Brook
  • Thomas J. Derbish: Teaching English in Nagano Prefecture, Japan;  then study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Studies, Yokohama, Japan; then M.A. program in Japanese, Stanford University
  • William R. Eusden: Employed as an IT consultant, Exeter Group, Cambridge, MA
  • Xiang “Jerry” He: Herchel Smith fellow, M.Phil. in computational biology, University of Cambridge;  then Ph.D. programme in management science and operations, University of Cambridge, England
  • Kristen E. Lemons: Fellow at National Council on Teacher Quality, Washington, DC; then employed at Google, Mountain View, CA
  • Oliver J. Moore: Building and racing sailboats; employed as an engineer at Hall Spars & Rigging, Bristol, RI
  • Jordan M. O’Reilly: Civil Affairs Liaison, U.S. Army; then masters program in international affairs, Columbia University
  • William F. Parker: Medical school, University of Chicago
  • Zachary T. Thomas: Ph.D. program in physics, M.I.T.

Class of 2008 Astrophysics

  • Paul W. Hess: Ph.D. program in physics, Harvard University
  • William A. Jacobson: Employed with Major League Baseball, New York, NY; then J.D., Stanford Law School; then employed as a lawyer in Los Angeles
  • Anne E. Jaskot: Employed in the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security; then Ph.D. program in astronomy, University of Michigan; NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Shelby B. Kimmel: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in South Korea; then Ph.D. program in physics, M.I.T.
  • Adam J. McKay: Ph.D. in astronomy, New Mexico State University;  then postdoc, University of Texas, Austin

Class of 2007 Physics

  • Krystal G. Barhaghi: Internship at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD; then medical school, Tulane University
  • Elizabeth N. Koltai: Learning about organic agriculture, Full Belly Farm, California
  • Brett S. J. Marinelli: Employed in a molecular imaging laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; then medical school, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
  • Brian J. Munroe: Ph.D. program in physics, M.I.T.
  • Norman G. Nicolson: Employed as a research associate, Forrester Research, Cambridge, MA
  • Margaret C. Pigman: Peace Corps volunteer teaching in Kenya and in Benin, Africa; then Environmental Leadership and Building Technology Intern, LivingHomes; then engineer evaluating energy performance of buildings, PL Energy, Los Angeles area; then M.S. program in architecture, building science, and sustainability, University of California at Berkeley
  • Toby E. G. Schneider: M.S./Ph.D. program, M.I.T./ Woods Hole Joint Program in Applied Ocean Science & Engineering
  • Arjun Sharma: Ph.D. program in physics, University of Chicago
  • Brian Z. Simanek: Ph.D. in mathematics, Caltech; then assistant professor of mathematics, Vanderbilt University
  • Owen C. Simpson: Ph. D. program in physics, Princeton University
  • Jared H. Strait: M.S./Ph.D. program in electrical engineering, Cornell University
  • Matthew C. Summers: Peace Corps volunteer teaching math & science in Tanzania;  then M.A. in global development economics, Boston University;  then principal consultant at Foster Progress, a consultancy specializing in social programs
  • Daniel M. Sussman: Ph.D. in physics, University of Illinois; then postdoctoral fellow, University of Pennsylvania
  • Alexei Zaliznyak: Ph.D. program in economics, Stanford University

Class of 2007 Astrophysics

  • Megan A. Bruck: IT/data specialist at Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; then Ph.D. program in planetary geosciences, Brown University

Class of 2006 Physics

  • Syed Kashif Akhtar: Employed at J.P. Morgan, New York City
  • Ersen Bilgin: Ph.D. in physics, Caltech; then employed in finance, New York City
  • Eric A. Cheung: Teaching high school math & physics in Chicago
  • Samuel W. Clapp: Publicity associate, Young Concert Artists, New York, NY; then M.S./Ph.D program in architectural acoustics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Benjamin D. Cohen: Employed at Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
  • Robert M. Cooper: Ph.D. in molecular biology, Princeton University; then postdoctoral fellow, BioCircuits Institute, University of California at San Diego
  • Laura Effinger-Dean: Employed at Pixar Animation Studios; then Ph.D. program in computer science, University of Washington
  • Creston D. Herold: Ph.D. program in physics, University of Maryland
  • Utsav KC: M.S./Ph.D. program in aerospace engineering, University of Texas
  • Paul S. Lindemann: Peace Corps volunteer
  • Evan M. Miller: Software engineer at A9.com, a subsidiary of Amazon.com; then Ph.D. program in economics, University of Chicago
  • Joseph P. Shoer: Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, Cornell University; then employed in the Commercial Space Systems Division, Lockheed Martin, Newtown, PA;  then staff scientist, Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, MA
  • Robert A. Terchunian: U.S. Navy

Class of 2006 Astrophysics

  • David L. Butts, III: Ph.D. in aeronautics & astronautics, M.I.T.; then staff scientist, Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, MA
  • Joseph W. Gangestad: Ph.D. in aeronautics & astronautics, Purdue University; National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship; then employed in the astrodynamics department at Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA
  • Owen W. Westbrook: Research assistant at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; then graduate study in planetary astronomy, M.I.T.; then M.S. in atmosphere/energy, Department of Civil and Environmental engineering, Stanford University; then employed as a systems engineer, Juwi Solar Inc., Boulder, CO

Class of 2005 Physics

  • John A. BackusMayes: Ph.D. in physics, University of Washington; then postdoc at CERN
  • Justin M. Brown: Ph.D. in physics, Princeton University; then Miller Research Fellow, University of California at Berkeley; then staff scientist, Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, MA
  • Colin D. Bruzewicz: Employed at a manufacturer of liquid crystal displays; then Ph.D. program in physics, Yale University
  • Joshua H. Cooperman: Herchel Smith fellow, University of Cambridge, England; then Ph.D. program in physics, University of California, Davis
  • Evan A. Couzo: Teaching in Mississippi; then Ph.D. in atmospheric science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill;  then postdoc, Engineering Systems Division, M.I.T.
  • Grant W. Eskelsen: Director of the Institute for Regulatory Law & Economics, Progress & Freedom Foundation, Washington, DC
  • M. Danner Hickman: Employed as an analyst at Synapse Group, Stamford, CT; then employed at EOS Airlines; then M.B.A. program at Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth
  • Phillipp H. Huy: Ph.D. program in physics, University of Munich
  • Joseph A. Kerckhoff: Ph.D. program in physics, Caltech; then Ph.D. in physics, Stanford University; then NIST/NRC postdoctoral fellow, JILA, Colorado University, Boulder, CO
  • John C. Mugno: Ph.D. program in mathematics, University of Maryland
  • Aubryn Murray: Herchel Smith fellow, University of Cambridge, England; then Ph.D. program in mechanical engineering, University of California, Davis
  • Sean P. O’Brien: M.S./Ph.D. program in bioengineering, Cornell University
  • Jennifer E. Simmons: M.S. in aerospace engineering, University of Virginia; then employed at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, DC
  • Paul D. Sonenthal: Travel to Senegal, Botswana, and Thailand researching HIV/AIDS treatment projects, Florence Chandler Class of 1945 Fellowship; then Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program, Johns Hopkins University; then medical school, Duke University
  • Sebastian F. Sorgenfrei: B.S. in electrical engineering (3/2 program), Columbia University; then Ph.D. program in electrical engineering, Columbia University
  • Daniel Weintraub: Systems engineer, Dealer.com, Burlington, VT

Class of 2005 Astrophysics

  • Ryan A. Carollo: Teaching math & physics in Casablanca, Morocco; then Ph.D. program in physics, University of Connecticut
  • Zophia Y. Edwards: Teaching at the Trinity School, New York City; then Ph.D. program in sociology, Boston University
  • Kamen A. Kozarev: Teaching at the English International School, Padua, Italy; then Ph.D. in astronomy, Boston University;  then postdoc, Harvard/Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Terry-Ann K. Suer: Research assistant in infrared and planetary astronomy, Caltech; then Ph.D. program in geosciences (planetary sciences), SUNY Stony Brook; then Ph.D program in planetary sciences, Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, Paris 6

Class of 2004 Physics

  • Samuel M. Arons: Teaching math & physics in Casablanca, Morocco; then M.S. in energy and resources, University of California, Berkeley; then employed with the Green Business Strategy Team, Google Inc
  • Mark H. Burkhardt: Ph.D. program in physics, Stanford University
  • Eric G. Daub: Ph.D. in geophysics, University of California, Santa Barbara; then posdoc at Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • James E. Doench: J.D., George Washington University; then attorney with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, & McCloy LLP, New York, NY
  • Rachel K. Gealy: Employed at William Rawn Associates, Architects; then master of architecture degree, M.I.T.
  • Nathan O. Hodas: Ph.D. in physics, Caltech;  then postdoctoral research associate, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California
  • Sarah M. Iams: Herchel Smith fellow, University of Cambridge, England; then Ph.D. program in applied mathematics, Cornell University
  • Lowell D. Jacobson: B.S. in electrical engineering (3/2 program), Columbia University; then J.D. specializing in intellectual property, George Mason University School of Law; then clerking for a judge in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Washington, DC; then intellectual property associate at Cadwalader, Wikersham, & Taft LLP, New York, NY
  • Zachary M. Kung: Employed at a mutual fund company in Boston; then software developer at Biofortis Inc., Baltimore
  • Anne P. Lewis: Intern at the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, Cambridge, MA; then crew coach at Bates College and winner of the 2007 Division III CRCA Coach of the Year Award; then employed as an analyst at L.L. Bean, Freeport, ME
  • Leon A. Webster: Laboratory instructor, Williams College; then Ph.D. program in applied physics, University of Michigan
  • Lance N. White: Teaching English in China
  • Thomas G. Williams: Studying Chinese language, National Taiwan University; then employed at the Office of Technology Licensing, Stanford University
  • Matthew J. Winkler: Teaching English in China; then teaching high school math

Class of 2004 Astrophysics

  • Paul M. Crittenden: Employed at Coherent Radiation (laser manufacturer); then M.A. in economics, University of Southern California; then business consultant, San Francisco Bay Area
  • Jesse W. Dill: Ph.D. in biophysics, University of California, Berkeley; then employed at a biotech company, Refactored Materials, San Francisco
  • Robertson G. Follansbee: Teaching physics at Phillips Academy, Andover, MA; then teaching science at the Taft School, Watertown, CT; then master’s degree program in private school leadership, Columbia University; then teaching at Brunswick School, Greenwich, CT
  • Matthew J. Hoffman: Ph.D. in applied mathematics, University of Maryland; then postdoctoral fellow in earth and planetary sciences, Johns Hopkins University
  • Martin D. Mudd: Teaching mathematics in Mississippi, Teach for America; then Ph.D. program in astrophysics, University of Kentucky
  • Lissa C. F. Ong: Post-baccalaureate fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory; then M.S. in planetary geology, University of California, Santa Cruz; NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; then Ph.D. program in astronomy, University of Arizona
  • Davis V. Stevenson: Employed at Insitu (manufacturer of miniature robotic aircraft); then M.S. in computer science, Portland State University; then employed at Elemental Technologies, Portland, OR
  • Galen M. Thorp: Pilot training at the U.S. Navy Officer Candidate School; then Aviator in the U.S. Navy
  • David R. Ticehurst: Teaching physics at Christ School, Arden, NC; then Ph.D. program in physics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Class of 2003 Physics

  • Jeffrey A. Garland: Herchel Smith fellow, University of Cambridge, England; then J.D., Harvard Law School; then clerking for a judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ohio
  • David A. Lavy: Teaching high school
  • Naim Majdalani: Ph.D. program in physics, University of Connecticut
  • Sarah R. Nichols: Ph.D. in physics, SUNY Stony Brook; then postdoctoral research fellow, University of Michigan; then visiting assistant professor, Whitman College;  then visiting assistant professor, Keck Science Department, Claremont Colleges
  • Kristina M. Weyer: M.S. in mechanical engineering (renewable energy), Colorado State University; then employed at Solix Biofuels working on algae-to-biodiesel, Fort Collins, CO

Class of 2003 Astrophysics

  • Naila A. Baloch: Master of Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School; then Muslim chaplain at Tufts University
  • Wei-Li Deng: Medical school, University of Connecticut
  • Kathleen S. Gibbons: M.A. in philosophy of science, Columbia University; then Master of Theological Studies, Notre Dame University; then Ph.D. in religion, University of Toronto; then teaching at Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Christopher D. Holmes: M.A. in History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, England; then Ph.D. in atmospheric science, Harvard University; then postdoctoral fellow, University of California at Irvine
  • Kristen Shapiro: Astronomy research, University of Leiden, Netherlands; then Ph.D. in astrophysics, University of California, Berkeley; then employed at Northrop Grumman, El Segundo, CA
  • Megan Van Dyke: Employed as a web developer in Australia

Class of 2002 Physics

  • S. Charles Doret: Ph.D. in physics, Harvard University; then postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Tech Research Institute; then assistant professor of physics, Harvey Mudd College
  • Alexander Glenday: Ph.D. in physics, Harvard University;  then staff scientist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • John M. Parman: Ph.D. in economics, Northwestern University;  then postdoc at University of California at Davis; then assistant professor of economics, College of William and Mary
  • Sarah J. Reynolds: Americorps volunteer teaching at an inner city school in Lowell, MA; then Ph.D. in physics, University of Kansas; then Ph.D. program in history and philosophy of science, Indiana University
  • John H. Spivack: Graduate study in electrical engineering, Princeton University; then masters program in Public Health, Columbia University
  • Hans F. Stabenau: Ph.D. in physics, University of Pennsylvania; then postdoc at Sloan-Kettering Institute, NYC;  then medical school, Yale University

Class of 2002 Astrophysics

  • Daniel T. Bissex: Pursuing a career in music; then M.S. in electrical and computer engineering, Northeastern University; then employed at InterSystems Corporation, Cambridge, MA
  • Gabriel B. Brammer: Employed at Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD; then Ph.D. in astrophysics, Yale University; Fulbright Fellowship to Chile (2007-8); then staff scientist at the European Southern Observatory, Chile;  then astronomer at Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD
  • Shoshana Clark (Stewart): Teaching in Honduras; then Teach for America in New York City; then teaching at Roxbury Preparatory Charter School, Boston; then CEO, Turquoise Mountain, a charity for Afghanistan based in London
  • Bethany Cobb: Ph.D. in astronomy, Yale University; NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; then NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in astrophysics, University of California, Berkeley; then assistant professor, George Washington University
  • Rossen L. Djaglov: Horace Clark fellowship to study at the Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow; then Ph.D. in comparative literature, Yale University;  then tutor in the Committee on History and Literature, Harvard University;  then postdoctoral fellow, University of Pennsylvania;  then assistant professor of comparative literature, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Caleb I. Fassett: Employed in Washington, DC; then Ph.D. in planetary geosciences, Brown University; then postdoctoral research associate, Brown University
  • David (Mike) Gioiello III: M.S. in applied physics, George Mason University; then Scientist at Marine Corps Intelligence
  • David M. Glick: Employed as a consultant with the Monitor Group, Cambridge, MA; then Ph.D. in politics, Princeton Univeristy; then visiting assistant professor at Dartmouth College

Class of 2001 Physics

  • Jonathan B. Briggs: Teaching physics & math at Bentley School, Lafayette, CA; then director of technology and physics teacher, Eastside Preparatory School, Kirkland, WA
  • Benjamin K. Cooper: Ph.D. program in physics, University of Maryland
  • Paul D. Friedberg: Ph.D. in electrical engineering, University of California, Berkeley; National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship; then employed at Synopsys, San Jose, CA
  • Ricky Joshi: Masters degree in engineering, Dartmouth College; then employed as a consultant at Putnam Associates, Burlington, MA
  • Ryan E. Kurlinski: M.S. in economics and M.S. in energy policy analysis, Carnegie Mellon University; then market monitoring analyst at California Independent System Operator
  • Andrew P. Sullivan: J.D., Columbia University; then attorney with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, & McCloy LLP, New York, NY

Class of 2001 Astrophysics

  • Misa M. Cowee: Ph.D in planetary science, University of California, Los Angeles; then postdoctoral researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Kenneth A. Dennison: M.S. in physics, Cornell University; then laboratory instructor at Bowdoin College
  • Joel M. Iams: Marine Corps Officer
  • Duane Lee: Physics teacher at McCann Technical Vocational High School in North Adams, MA; then M.A. in astronomy, Wesleyan University; then Ph.D. in astrophysics at Columbia University;  then postdoc at Shanghai Astronomical Observatory
  • Daniel B. Seaton: Employed at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; then Ph.D. in physics at University of New Hampshire; then postdoctoral researcher at the Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels
  • Joey V. Shapiro (Key): Teaching in Switzerland; then Ph.D. in astrophysics at Montana State University; then Education Specialist for the Montana Space Grant Consortium; then research assistant professor, Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy, University of Texas at Brownsville
  • Matthew R. Silver: Study at the International Space University, Strasbourg, France; then M.S. in aeronautics & astronautics, M.I.T.; then research scientist, Space Systems Laboratory, M.I.T.; then Ph.D. in engineering systems, M.I.T.; then C.E.O. of IntAct Labs, LLC; then founder & C.E.O. of Cambrian Innovation, Inc.
  • Darik O. Vélez: Teaching at Westminster School, Simsbury, CT; then work at the West Hartford Science Center; then graduate study in astronomy, Wesleyan University; then teaching science at the school in Cape Town, South Africa;  then teaching astronomy and physics at St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH

Class of 2000 Physics

  • Mark R. Acton: Peace Corps volunteer teaching physics in Burkina Faso, Africa; then teaching science at Montgomery Blair High School, Maryland; then Ph.D. in physics, University of Michigan; then teaching physics at Deerfield Academy, MA;  then teaching science at Four Rivers Charter School, Greenfield, MA
  • David L. Adams: Teaching mathematics at Loomis Chaffee School; then consultant at Bain & Co.; then M.B.A., Sloan School of Business, M.I.T.
  • Andy C. Chiu: Employed as a computer specialist, Office of Information Technology, Williams College; then employed as an information technology manager, New York University
  • Ginel C. Hill: Teaching high school science in Chicago; then Ph.D in applied physics, Stanford University; then postdoctoral scholar, Stanford University
  • Anthony M. Ndirango: Ph.D. program in physics, University of California, Berkeley
  • Kevin M. O’Connor: Ph.D. program in computer science, University of Wisconsin
  • Matthew Scherer: Travel; then Ph.D. program in political science, Johns Hopkins University
  • Andrew J. Speck: Ph.D. in physics, Harvard University; then junior fellow at the Rowland Institute, Harvard University; then research scientist at Schlumberger-Doll Research, Cambridge, MA
  • Clayton A. Stein: Teaching English in Austria; then teaching high school physics in Connecticut; then Ph.D. program in material science and engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Qiang Sun: Employed as a software engineer, Siebel Systems, San Mateo, CA; then employed at Oracle; then cofounder of www.woya.com

Class of 2000 Astrophysics

  • Rebecca T. Cover: Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, Africa; then Ph.D. program in linguistics, University of California, Berkeley; NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; then visiting assistant professor at Ohio State University
  • Sara Kate May: Teaching physics and middle school science at Riverdale School, NY; then teaching physics and astronomy at Middlesex School, Concord, MA
  • Kevin D. Russell: Masters degree in physics in Australia on a Fulbright Fellowship; then M.A. in international relations, Johns Hopkins University; then Presidential Management Fellowship with State Department and Defense Department; then employed by the Department of Defense
  • Jason B. Slingerlend: Employed as a research analyst, Janus Capital, Denver, CO

Class of 1999 Physics

  • Ian L. Eisenman: M.S. in physics, University of California, Santa Barbara; then Ph.D. in atmospheric science, Harvard University; then postdoctoral scholar in environmental science and engineering, Caltech
  • Brian F. Gerke: Herchel Smith fellow and M. Phil. in physics, University of Cambridge, England; then Ph.D. in physics, University of California, Berkeley; NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; then senior scientific engineering associate, Energy Efficiency Standards Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Andrew D. Henderson: Teaching in a Catholic school, Los Angeles, CA; then M.S. in environmental & water resources engineering, University of Texas-Austin; then Ph.D. in environmental engineering, University of Michigan;  then research fellow and lecturer, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
  • Alexander C.R. Jarvis: Employed at the Cambridge Electron Accelerator, Harvard University; then Ph.D. in physics, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Robert N. Lyman: M.S. in physics, University of Washington; then J.D. University of Virginia School of Law; then clerking for a U.S. District judge in Virginia
  • Allegra L. Martin: Master of Music in Choral Conducting, Westminster Choir College; then teaching music, Winchester High School, MA; Operations Manager, Boston Cecilia

Class of 1999 Astrophysics

  • Laura W. Brenneman: Employed at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; then Ph.D. in astronomy, University of Maryland; then NASA postdoctoral fellow at Goddard Space Flight Center; then postdoc in the High-Energy Astrophysics Division, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Jeremy D. Burr: Investment banker, Goldman, Sachs & Co, New York, NY; then M.B.A. from Harvard Business School; then Managing Partner, Venatus Capital Partners, Redondo Beach, CA
  • Craig C. Westerland: Ph.D. in mathematics, University of Michigan; then lecturer in mathematics, University of Melbourne, Australia

Class of 1998 Physics

  • Heath R. Dill: Employed as a computer programmer, Boston, MA
  • Christopher N. Elkinton: Employed as a physicist, Applied Geomechanics, Santa Cruz, CA; then Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at the Renewable Energy Research Laboratory, University of Massachusetts; then staff engineer at Garrad Hassan America, Inc., Portland, OR, a wind energy engineering company
  • Udai Haraguchi: Employed as a computer programmer, Square USA, Los Angeles, CA, and Honolulu, HI; then employed at Dreamworks, Glendale, CA
  • Robert A. Jenks: Herchel Smith Fellow, University of Cambridge, England; then Ph.D. in Physics, Harvard University;  then employed as a consultant, McKinsey & Co.
  • Aaron J. Kammerer: Employed as a computer programmer, Exeter Group, Cambridge, MA
  • Christian A. Murphy, M.S. in electrical engineering, University of Illinois; then Ph.D. program in electrical engineering, Virginia Tech
  • Peter C. Nicholas: Research assistant in biophysics, Rockefeller University; then M.D./Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Andrew S. Raich: Ph.D. in mathematics, University of Wisconsin; then visiting assistant professor, Texas A&M University; then assistant professor of mathematics, University of Arkansas
  • Andrew L. Stortz: Employed as an engineer at Intel Corp, Portland, OR
  • Julia Sunderland: M.S. in systems engineering, Stanford University; then M.B.A., INSEAD; then employed at Bain & Company, Palo Alto, CA
  • Leo L. Tsai, Herchel Smith Fellow, University of Cambridge, England; then M.D./Ph.D., Harvard/MIT Health, Science, and Technology Program

Class of 1998 Astrophysics

  • James A. Bates: Employed at a software firm, NJ
  • Johan C. Kongsli: Employed as an analyst at an investment firm, London, England;  then employed as a lawyer, Oslo, Norway
  • Timothy H. McConnochie: Employed as an analyst, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC; then a research position at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA; then Ph.D. in astronomy, Cornell University; NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; then NASA postdoctoral fellow at Goddard Space Flight Center; then research associate in astronomy, University of Maryland
  • MacGregor Stocco: Travel in Brazil; then employed at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX; then M.A. in sociology, University of Virginia; then Community Planner, Kennebec Valley Council of Governments, ME

Class of 1997 Physics

  • Jennifer A. Drake: Employed at Goldman Sachs (investment bank), New York, NY
  • Sarah W. Dugan: Employed at Clark-MXR (laser manufacturer), Ann Arbor, MI; then Ph.D. in physics, Northwestern University
  • Scott A. Hill: Ph.D. in physics, University of Chicago; then postdoc at Northeastern University
  • Charles S. Imohiosen: Working on political campaign; then J.D., Harvard Law School; then lawyer specializing in litigation at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York, NY; then Counselor to the Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Balakrishna “Nara” Narasimhan: Employed as a management consultant, Mercer Management, New York, NY
  • Ruth L. O’Gorman: Ph.D. in medical physics, University of London; then employed as an MRI physicist, King’s College Hospital, London
  • Julie R. Rapoport: Ph.D. in civil engineering, Northwestern University; then employed at Exponent, Inc., an engineering consulting firm; then R&D engineer at Cal-Star Cement, Newark, CA

Class of 1997 Astrophysics

  • Christina L. Reynolds (Dunn): Employed as education coordinator at Adler Planetarium, Chicago; then Ph.D. in optical sciences, University College, London; then employed with Zeeko Limited, a manufacturer of percision polishing machines for telescope mirrors; then visiting professor of physics at Bennington College; then optical engineer with the IRIS (Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph) project at Montana State University

Class of 1996 Physics

  • Paul F. Boerner: Ph.D. in physics, Stanford University; then solar physicist at Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Palo Alto, CA
  • David M. Bowman: Employed as a management consultant, Bain & Company, Boston, MA
  • Matthew F. DeCamp: Ph.D. in physics, University of Michigan; then postdoc at M.I.T.; then assistant professor of physics, University of Delaware
  • Kyle F. Downey: Employed as a computer programmer
  • Benjamin K. Evans: Engineer degree, M.I.T./ Woods Hole Joint Program in Ocean Engineering; then nautical charting research & development in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Robert P. Galloway: Employed as a computer programmer, Tripod, Williamstown, MA
  • Joshua S. Grossman: Ph.D. in physics, S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook; then postdoc in Bill Phillips’ group at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST); then assistant professor of physics, Adelphi University; then assistant professor of physics, St. Mary’s College, MD
  • Gerard B. Siarny: Employed as a research assistant, Roland Institute of Science, Cambridge, MA
  • Andrew M. Wolf: Employed as a management consultant, Mercer Management Consulting, Washington, DC

Class of 1996 Astrophysics

  • Corey A. Olsen: Ph.D. in Medieval English, Columbia University; then assistant professor of English, Washington College, Chestertown, MD
  • Bonnie D. Schulkin: Employed as a computer specialist, Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility, Cambridge, MA, and Huntsville, AL; then teaching high school science; then employed at Xinet, Inc., Berkeley, CA

Class of 1995 Physics

  • Jennifer Earl: Employed as a computer programmer
  • Patrick R. Frierson: Ph.D. in philosophy, University of Notre Dame; then Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Whitman College
  • Christopher B. Kim: Employed at Kenan Systems, Cambridge, MA; then employed at eBay, San Jose, CA
  • Kira E. Maginnis: M.S. in electrical engineering, University of Michigan; then Ph.D. program, University of Colorado; then employed at Boeing Co., Chicago
  • Colin F. McCormick: Herchel Smith Fellow, University of Cambridge, England; then Ph.D. in physics, University of California, Berkeley; then postdoc at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD; then staff scientist for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology
  • Todd Stievater: Ph.D. in physics, University of Michigan; then research scientist at Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

Class of 1994 Physics

  • Peter M. Bronk: Employed at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD; then Ph.D. in biology, University of Pennsylvania; then postdoc at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Arthur L. Cole: Ph.D. in physics, Ohio State University; then postdoc at Michigan State University; then lecturer in physics, University of Michigan; then assistant professor of physics, Kalamazoo College
  • Jason T. Eglit: M.S. engineering-economic systems, Stanford University
  • Craig C. Epifanio: Ph.D in atmospheric sciences, University of Washington; then postdoc at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO; then Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
  • Joseph D. Masters: Ph.D. in mathematics, University of Texas, Austin; then assistant professor of mathematics, SUNY Buffalo
  • Richard B. Whitcomb: Employed at the Lucas Group; then founding partner of Axia Limited, a management consulting firm
  • Eleanor M. Winston: M.Sc. in mechanical engineering, Stanford University; then employed At Accenture, a management consulting and technology services company

Class of 1994 Astrophysics

  • Fronefield Crawford III: Ph.D., M.I.T.; then Senior Systems Engineer at Lockheed Martin Corp.; then visiting assistant professor of physics & astronomy at Haverford College; then assistant professor of physics & astronomy at Franklin and Marshall College
  • James W. Partan: Herchel Smith Fellow, University of Cambridge, England; then M.S. in electrical engineering, M.I.T.; NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; then employed at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
  • Sean D. Sandys: Ph.D. in computer science, University of Washington; Bohlin Fellow at Williams College; then program manager at Microsoft
  • Brett Schneider: Teaching math & physics at Northwood School, Lake Placid, NY; then Master of Architecture, Princeton University; then architect at Guy Nordenson & Associates
  • Anim Steel: Employed in admissions office, Williams College; then Master of Public Policy, Kennedy School, Harvard University
  • Christopher C. Welch: Employed at Management Sciences for Health, a public health organization
  • Alex K. Wong: Employed at Chiron Corp., a bio-technology company; then employed at a software architect for Sun Microsystems

Class of 1993 Physics

  • Alexander C. Bump: Ph.D. in geosciences, University of Arizona
  • Gregory B. Devine: Teaching physics and music at Delbarton School, NJ; M.Ed., Harvard University; Distinguished Secondary School Teaching Award, Princeton University
  • Frank S. Grassia: Ph.D. in computer science, Carnegie Mellon University; then software engineer at Pixar Animation Studios
  • Paul A. Hausladen: Ph.D. in physics, University of Pennsylvania; then postdoc at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Andrew James Kerman: Ph.D. in physics, Stanford University; then scientist at M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory
  • Kathryn E. MacLean: M.Sc. in mechanical engineering, Columbia University; then business manager at Emeril’s Homebase, a food service company
  • Chad R. Orzel: Ph.D. in chemical physics, University of Maryland / National Institute of Standards and Technology; then postdoc in physics, Yale University; then assistant professor of physics, Union College
  • Trevor Pound: M.Sc. in electrical engineering, McGill University, Montreal; then research and development employment at Mitel Corporation, Ontario
  • Daniel T. Robb: Ph.D. in physics, University of Texas, Austin; then assistant professor of physics, Berry College
  • Noah P. Meyerson: Master’s degree in public policy; then tax analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC

Class of 1993 Astrophysics

  • Jonathan A. Young: Teaching English in China; then employed at United Media Syndicate; then employed at CNN Financial Network, New York, NY, and Atlanta, GA; then vice president for product development, Turner Broadcasting System; then senior vice president of technology operations, Ancestry.com;  then chief technology officer, National Geographic Society

Class of 1992 Physics

  • Philip Alpatov: Ph.D. in physics, University of Texas, Austin
  • Douglas J. Boyce: Ph.D. in music (composition), University of Pennsylvania; then assistant professor of music, George Washington University
  • Andrew J. Dolgert: Ph.D. in physics, University of Virginia; then postdoc at Cornell University; then computer visualization specialist, Center for Advanced Computing, Cornell University
  • Philip T. Prentiss: Teaching physics & chemistry in Hawaii; then graduate study in physics, University of Illinois; then M.D., University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Andrew J. Skinner: Self-employed as a inventor / entrepeneur; then employed as Staff Physicist at GRCI, Danvers, MA; then Ph.D. in physics, University of Maryland; then assistant professor of physics, Skidmore College
  • Dillon Tracy: Peace Corps in Kenya; then graduate study in physics, Stanford University
  • Peter J. Weingartner: M.S. in computer science, Indiana University

Class of 1992 Astrophysics

  • Bradford B. Behr: Employed at Cambridge Research & Instrumentation; then Ph.D. in astrophysics, Caltech; NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; then postdoc at U. Texas-Austin & McDonald Observatory; then National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Naval Observatory and the Naval Research Laboratory
  • Arielle Kagan Masters: Employed as computer programmer, George Mason University
  • Kevin Reardon: Research in astronomy, University of Hawaii; then research at the Italian National Astrophysical Institute, Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, Florence, Italy;  then staff member, National Solar Observatory, Sunspot, NM

Class of 1991 Physics

  • Michael T. Cox: M.S. in computer science, Cornell University
  • Robert T. Cro: graduate study in classical archeology, Princeton University; then employed in information technology, Princeton University
  • Todd R. Fernandez: M.S. in aeronautical engineering, Caltech; then employed at Apple Computer
  • David E. Huber: Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, Indiana University; NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; then assistant professor of psychology, University of Maryland; then then associate professor of psychology, University of California at San Diego;  then professor of psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Lisa M. Kable: Master of Music degree (voice), University of Southern California; then professional singer and music teacher
  • Carter D. Smith: Employed as a computer programmer, MangoSoft Corporation, Westborough, MA
  • Donald J. Trudeau: Employed in the insurance industry; President at Benistar Administrative Services, Inc.
  • Bruce J. Walter: Ph.D. in computer science, Cornell University; then post-doctoral researcher at Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, Grenoble, France; then research associate, Program of Computer Graphics, Cornell University
  • Manjoong Yoon: Employed as investment banker and equity analyst, Merrill Lynch & Co., NY, NY, and Seoul, Korea

Class of 1991 Astrophysics

  • Jason Zimba: Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University, England; then Ph.D. in mathematics, University of California, Berkeley; then employed at the Grow Network, an education assessment company; then visiting professor of physics, Grinnell College; then professor of physics and mathematics, Bennington College;  then founding partner of Student Achievement Partners, a nonprofit organization writing common core education standards, NY, NY

Class of 1990 Physics

  • Guy Beadie: Ph.D. in physics, Brown University; then research scientist at Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
  • Catherine (Hirshfeld) Crouch: Ph.D. in physics, Harvard University; NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; then postdoc in physics education and condensed matter physics, Harvard University; then Assistant Professor of Physics, Swarthmore College
  • Ken Hodges: Graduate study in mathematics, University of California, Berkeley; then Ph.D. in English, University of Michigan
  • Rob Hoyt: Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronomics, University of Washington; then CEO and Chief Engineer, Tethers Unlimited, Inc.
  • Ioannis Koutselas: Ph.D. in physics, University of California, San Diego
  • Scott Robertson: Ph.D. in biochemistry, University of California, San Diego
  • Alexander Saunders III: Ph.D. in physics, University of Colorado; then research scientist at Los Alamos National Lab
  • Katrina Spragins: Employed at an environmental consulting firm, Washington, DC; Master of Environmental Management degree

Class of 1990 Astrophysics

  • Jay H. Hartley: Ph.D. in applied physics, University of California, Davis; then postdoc at Lawrence Livermore National Lab; then Senior software engineer at NetBrowser Communications; then director of professional services at Modius
  • James Small: Employed as an analyst, U.S. Government; then J.D., Stanford Law School; then attorney at Cleary, Gottlieb, Stenn, & Hamilton